The Rapidian

Spirituality

Ethics and Religion Talk: According to Your Tradition, What is the Worst Sin?

Submitted 08-30-2021 under OPINION

Connor asks, "What is the worst sin, in the opinion of your religious tradition?"

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Cancel Culture

Submitted 08-23-2021 under OPINION

The anger and demands that accompany today's Cancel Culture often leave people feeling like the only way to survive is to go along with everyone else who says that the Emperor's clothes are beautiful and ignore the fact that the Emperor is in fact naked. What do you all think?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Religion a Force Against Racism?

Submitted 08-16-2021 under OPINION

How has religion advanced us towards a world with less racism?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Has Religion Supported Racism?

Submitted 08-09-2021 under OPINION

How has religion been a negative force in the world, promoting racism?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do about Negative Nancys and Downer Daves?

Submitted 08-02-2021 under OPINION

“SN” asks, “I have a friend who often comes to our happy hour group but the minute this person comes the whole mood changes. He is very negative ... We try to love him but it's wearing on many of us. What is the ethical thing to do – confront him, put up with him, or tell him he's not welcome?”

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Passing the Mic: Sikh Society of West Michigan's Rishi Singh answers, "What does your faith do to address your members' suffering?"

Submitted 07-31-2021 under VOICES

Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner, responds to Yong Su Mark Hepper, Buddhist practitioner.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is special about a Place of Worship?, part 2

Submitted 07-26-2021 under OPINION

Dahyabhai is curious about the places where a community worships. “What is the importance of a special house of worship? Is a house of worship mandatory? What are rules and requirements for someone to be allowed to enter a place of worship in your religion?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is special about a Place of Worship?, part 1

Submitted 07-19-2021 under OPINION

Dahyabhai is curious about the places where a community worships. “What is the importance of a special house of worship? Is a house of worship mandatory? What are rules and requirements for someone to be allowed to enter a place of worship in your religion?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Farewell, Grand Rapids Press!

Submitted 07-12-2021 under OPINION

The first week of August will be the 10th anniversary of this column. Sadly, this week is the final appearance of Ethics and Religion Talk in the Grand Rapids Press.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: May Same Sex Couples Adopt Children?

Submitted 07-06-2021 under OPINION

Allison D asks, “What are your thoughts on same sex marriage as well as allowing same sex couples to adopt?”

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